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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·fringe /ɪnˈfrɪnʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·fringe, v. i.
 1. To break, violate, or transgress some contract, rule, or law; to injure; to offend.
 2. To encroach; to trespass; -- followed by on or upon; as, to infringe upon the rights of another.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·fringe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Infringed p. pr. & vb. n. Infringing ]
 1. To break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill or obey; as, to infringe a law, right, or contract.
 If the first that did the edict infringe,
 Had answered for his deed.   --Shak.
    The peace . . . was infringed by Appius Claudius.   --Golding.
 2. To hinder; to destroy; as, to infringe efficacy; to infringe delight or power. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the
           law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules" [syn: conflict,
            run afoul, contravene]
      2: advance beyond the usual limit [syn: encroach, impinge]